How to Draw Animal Portraits for Beginners - Realistic Sketching & Shading Basics | Ethan Nguyen | Skillshare

How to Draw Animal Portraits for Beginners - Realistic Sketching & Shading Basics

Ethan Nguyen, Professional Artist and Instructor

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31 Lessons (4h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:23
    • 2. Materials

      9:53
    • 3. The 5 Elements of Shading

      5:29
    • 4. Gradual Blending

      4:46
    • 5. Shading A Cylinder Part 1

      12:07
    • 6. Shading A Cylinder Part 2

      11:16
    • 7. The Grid Method

      2:24
    • 8. Dog Eye Drawing Step 1

      10:29
    • 9. Dog Eye Drawing Step 2

      15:10
    • 10. Dog Eye Drawing Step 3

      14:58
    • 11. Dog Eye Drawing Step 4

      15:40
    • 12. Dog Eye Drawing Step 5

      15:18
    • 13. Dog Nose Drawing Step 1

      19:18
    • 14. Dog Nose Drawing Step 2

      16:13
    • 15. Dog Nose Drawing Step 3

      6:22
    • 16. Tiger Drawing Step 1

      3:34
    • 17. Tiger Drawing Step 2

      4:47
    • 18. Tiger Drawing Step 3

      7:34
    • 19. Tiger Drawing Step 4

      14:24
    • 20. Tiger Drawing Step 5

      5:55
    • 21. Tiger Drawing Step 6

      5:01
    • 22. Tiger Drawing Step 7

      12:25
    • 23. Tiger Drawing Step 8

      2:36
    • 24. Tiger Drawing Step 9

      3:57
    • 25. Tiger Drawing Step 10

      5:58
    • 26. Tiger Drawing Step 11

      3:24
    • 27. Tiger Drawing Step 12

      7:00
    • 28. Tiger Drawing Step 13

      5:25
    • 29. Tiger Drawing Step 14

      2:33
    • 30. Tiger Drawing Step 15

      6:27
    • 31. Tiger Drawing Step 16

      3:04
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About This Class

In this course,  you're going to learn all the fundamentals things you'll need to know in order to draw realistic animal portraits.

Each lesson covers a different element of the animal drawing process in a very step-by-step way so you’ll never be overwhelmed.

We'll begin by covering the basics of shading. You'll learn about the elements of shading and how to create smooth gradations.

Then you'll apply that knowledge to draw the facial features on an animal.

You'll learn how to draw a dog's eye, nose, and mouth.

After that, we'll go through the entire process of drawing a tiger from start to finish. You'll learn how to draw the lay-in and gradually add layers of shading.

And by the end of the course, you will have drawn your very own complete animal portrait!

You’ll be able to watch over my shoulder as I show you (in detail) everything you need to know. You’ll get step-by-step instruction guiding you through every step of the way.

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